in reply to Re: "my" variable $selfin thread "my" variable $self
I very much doubt that you'll be able to remove Spiffy from the module. Spiffy tends to become very closely entwined with the code that uses it.
I suggest that you report the problem to the author. Hopefully he'll then pass it on to the author of Spiffy.
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